Clark County Clipper, December 22, 1927

(Nancy Jeanette Knoles-Musick)

Nancy Jeannette Knoles, daughter of Reuben R. and Betsy Ann Knoles was born in Menard county, Illinois, January 29th, 1852, and departed this life December 12th, 1927.

When a child she moved with her parents to Barton county, Missouri.  Her father, a Civil War Veteran, died when she was twelve years of age.  She lived with her mother until her marriage to J. W. Musick on June 6th, 1881.  To this union were born two sons and four daughters.  In 1885 she came to Elk county, Kansas, living in or near Howard the rest of her life.

She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church when a child and remained a faithful and devout member of the Howard church until death released her from her eight years of great suffering, which began with a fall on an icy walk while on her way to Sunday morning worship.

Mrs. Musick was a woman of refined and noble bearing, a loyal member of the Truth Seekers Bible Class and an active worker in the Ladies Aid Society.

She was a member of Columbia Chapter number 142 Order of the Eastern Star, and was a faithful worker as long as her health permitted.

She was the last member of a family of five brothers and three sisters.  She was preceded in death by two infant sons, Leonard and Charles, and a daughter, Mrs. B. T. Broadie. 

Those surviving her are; her husband; three daughters, Mrs. R. E. Robinson of Panhandle, Texas; the Misses Rose and Jane Musick of Howard; and a step-daughter, Mrs. W. A. Lydick of Eugene, Oregon; also five grandchildren, Mrs. O. D. Spotts, George, Walter Burke and Billie Broadie, all of Ashland, Kansas, and Maxine Robinson of Panhandle, Texas.

Mrs. Musick lived a life of unselfish devotion as a wife and mother.  Her children most truly "rise up and call her blessed" because of her great patience in suffering and exemplary virtues as a mother.  Her neighbors and friends likewise found her a  friend to the needy and a kind and loving companion.

The funeral services were held in the family home at Howard, Kansas, at 2:30 p.m., last Thursday.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 26, 2005.


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